Hybridization on Test


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Samantha Pacheco 2K
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Hybridization on Test

Postby Samantha Pacheco 2K » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:49 pm

If we are trying to determine hybridization of an atom and we are given a structure but an atom in that structure does not have a full octet, do we assume that their is/are lone pairs?

Jonathan Zhao 4H
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Re: Hybridization on Test

Postby Jonathan Zhao 4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:50 pm

Yes. For instance, oxygen is often displayed without its lone pairs, so we must account for them when determining hybridization.

Alana Sur 3B
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Re: Hybridization on Test

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:32 pm

Yes because we consider a lone pair as one region of electron density, which you need to determine the hybridization.

Ahmed Mahmood 4D
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Re: Hybridization on Test

Postby Ahmed Mahmood 4D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:56 pm

Yes--just because lone pairs are not written in a diagram does not always mean they are not there. As such, they must be accounted for in determining hybridization.


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